Monday, September 18, 2006

Colorwork Crazy for Interweave Knits

Somehow I have lost my blog track (if there ever was one here?). Wasn't the point of this blog to talk about knitting and stitching. I get a bit distracted, as you can see, by my every day life.

The third sweater I did for the the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits is "Little Majolica." This pullover for kids speaks autumn to me - the colors look like spent tired leaves and the brown has got that spicey feeling of cinnamon and cloves. And wherever did Pam find that adorable child? Does she/he look happy or what? I can't tell whether it is a girl or a boy - and I like that. When I designed the colorway for this pullover, I wanted it to appeal to both boys and girls. I think it does although Julia tells me it would look much better with a little pink in it.

For all of you adults who want this sweater to fit you - I'm really sorry but I just don't have an inch of time to do custom sizing. (I must have had at least ten people write so far! P.S. Keep the comments and requests coming because that way I feel appreciated - it's lonely out there in the sunflower field.) What I suggest is going to your local yarn store and maybe there you'll find a math whiz who can help you out!

It's knit of Julia Wool /Mohair/ Alpaca from Nashua Handknits which by the way should be in many local yarn stores by now in the States and Canada. For overseas knitters, contact Lucinda at Wild Wools and she will be happy to ship to you.

Attention Retailers: I am in the midst of preparing a "Where to Find Julia Yarn" for my website. If you carry it, could you please shoot me an e-mail along with your phone number and website if you have one. Thanks! My e-mail address can be found in a link at the bar at the right.


12 comments:

Kim said...

I thought this sweater was so cute! Makes me wish I had a little girl!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the sweater!

Green Kitchen said...

I'd put my boys in that even if it had a little pink in it. I'm just in the stage where I'm trying to convince my almost-four-year-old that pink isn't "too girlie." But, with the bubble gum pink bikes and helmets and scooters and clothes it's a tough row to hoe. I've heard that in Europe it's not so either or.

aija said...

I absolutely love the sweater too :)

Charlotte said...

Keep up with the distractions! One of the nice things about your blog is to see the ways that everyday life (and sunflowers) inspires your creativity.

togbean said...

I've already dog-eared the page to make this one for my girls! Suggestion for adult sizing - use Ann Budd's book, folks will just have to knit up a swatch to figure stitch and pattern gauge and then they can knit to the desired size! I love that book!
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781931499439&itm=3

mathea said...

The sweater is so lovely it makes me wish I had a child to knit it for :-) Don't worry about the content of your blog, it's the combination of crafts and things happening in your life which makes it interesting to read. I loved the posts about sunflowers, by the way - just never got around to commenting. I never realized how many different varieties there are. I can see how you get inspired to create by being surrounded by all that beauty :-)

Paula said...

I love it! The colors are very fall-ish. Just makes me want to go out and jump in the leaves!

Scribbles & Bits said...

Oh, I'm going to have to bust out the calculator and figure out how to size this up for me! Love it!

angie cox said...

Somewhere in a file I have a cutting about you that I treasure along with others about Richard Rutt ,Kaffe and inspiring pictures. I love the sweater and can't see the need for pink at all .

Siri said...

Fabulous!

Julie said...

I fell in love with this sweater as soon as I saw it, and just posted pictures of it worn by my Elise. My comments on the pattern are on my blog, and though I don't enjoy duplicate stitch (sorry!), the result is wonderful. Thank you!!